Posts Tagged ‘editors’

Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon – Dedication

In Books, Novels on July 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Michael Chabon dedicated his masterful Wonder Boys ~

The author would like to thank

Mary Evans and Douglas Stumpf,

Tigris and Euphrates of this little empire.

I wonder why he refers to himself in third person?

Mary Evans is Chabon’s literary agent. Her clients include Nicholas von Hoffman and Christopher Castellani.

Douglas Stumpf is an editor at Vanity Fair and other Harper Collins Publications ~ he wrote Confessions of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy. Chabon calls him “the heroic Douglas Stumpf” in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Procession of the Dead by Darren Shan – Dedication

In Adventure, Books, Horror on June 24, 2010 at 8:27 am

Today: Irishman Darren Shan‘s Procession of the Dead. It’s his first adult novel after decades of totally awesome young adult Cirque du Freak fiction… it’s scary and thunderous and totally Frank von Stuck-ish.

Darren Shan‘s dedication in Procession of the Dead ~


Bas, Biddy & Liam – main standard-bearers in the procession

OBE (Order of the Bloody Entrails) to:

Gerry Vaughan-Hughes – Pip! Pip! Pooray!!!!


Sarah Hodgson – new kid on the block

Simon Spanton – old kid on the block

and all the Troops of the Christopher Little army

Darren Shan also dedicated his book Sons of Destiny to Bas, Biddy & Liam. He’s fond of those Orders of the Bloody Entrails too…

Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski – Dedication

In Books, sports on June 22, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski’s dedications in Soccernomics ~

From Simon:

To Pamela

(who doesn’t know about football,

but knows about writing) for her astonishing tolerance.

And to Leila, Leo and Joey, for all the smiles.

From Stefan:

To my father

We never saw eye to eye,

but he taught me to question everything.

I was rooting for Argentina 🙂

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem – Dedication

In Books on June 20, 2010 at 8:09 am

Gloria Steinem’s book “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions” dives deep under the skin of the 1980s women with such stories as “I Was a Playboy Bunny” and “Patricia Nixon Flying” and “Why Young Women Are More Conservative.” Her essay “Jackie Reconsidered” is pretty amazing too.

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions’ dedication is: really long.

This book is gratefully dedicated to…

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, who went through boxes of past writing, sold a sampling to Holt, and thus forced me to work on this book; to Suzanne Braun Levine, who gave loving and time-consuming advice on what to keep and where to put it; to my editor, Jennifer Josephy, whose good judgment is matched only by her great patience; to Joanne Edgar, who has spent a dozen years encouraging me to make space for writing, even when I didn’t do it; to Robin Morgan, whose sisterly critiques I hope I never have to live without; to Robert Benton, whose long-ago listening to stories of a Toledo childhood helped show me that I needn’t pretend to be someone else to be a writer; to Clay Felker, who never cared what gender of journalist a news-worthy idea came from; to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution, whose fellowship provided time for most of the research herein; to Stan Pottinger for eight years of friendship, encouragement, and vitality; to Alice Walker for an honesty so strong that it lights an honest path for those around her, to Andrea Dworkin for an anger so righteous that it keeps others from confronting injustice without it; to Patricia Carbine, my friend and partner at Ms. magazine, who has given me and millions of others a forum for new ideas and dreams; to my father, Leo Steinem, who taught me to love and live with insecurity; to my mother, Ruth Nuneviller Steinem, who performed the miracle of loving others even when she could not love herself; and to all the courageous people I have met in twenty years of reporting and organizing – those women and men who dream of a justice that has yet to come and live on the edge of history.

She also quoted the Bible:

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.

I Samuel 15:23


Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

In Books, Novels on February 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm

To Candida Donadio, literary agent, and Robert Gottlieb, editor.

To Candida Donadio, literary agent, and Robert Gottlieb, editor.

– Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

2Y&Y: Candida Donadio was Heller’s agent.